Chicken wing eating contest kicks off fraternity recruitment

September 05, 2016

Gabriel Venema

gvenema@uccs.edu

     There is nothing quite like watching round after round of ferocious chicken eating on a Tuesday night.

     The Inter-Fraternity Council held a fall recruitment event, a chicken wing eating contest, at Clyde’s on Aug. 30. The competition was split into five rounds. The winner of each round received a $10 gift card to Clyde’s.

Winner
“(Winning) was by far the greatest achievement of my life. I have been practicing for nearly 22 years now, and it has all led up to this. The interesting thing about spicy food is it hurts. But it’s the painful things in life that make us stronger,” said junior business administration major Conner McCormick. Photo by Gabriel Venema: The Scribe

     Contestants had three minutes to finish 15 spicy chicken nuggets seasoned with ghost peppers. Ghost peppers are some of the hottest in the world, which heightened the level of competition, according to freshman business major Justin Karimi.

     “It was the hottest thing I ever ate. I honestly did not think I would finish all 15,” said Karimi.

     Recruitment events are a fun way to bring people together, and students who attend typically enjoy them, according to freshman business major Tanner Woodard.

     “I feel like a champion, but my face hurts,” said Woodard.

     “(Winning) was by far the greatest achievement of my life. I have been practicing for nearly 22 years now and it has all led up to this,” said junior business major Conner McCormick.

     More information about the IFC can be found on the UCCS Greek Life website.

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